PXL THIS 21 (2011)
PXL THIS 21 Toy Camera Film Festival
Audio/Visual sound, colorContact Information http://www.laughtears.com/
Gerry Fialka 310-306-7330
1- A POEM FOR DADDY... - Wednesday Webber, 4minutes
2- BOBBLEHEAD - Terri Sarris & Frank Pahl, 4m
3- TEA PARTY TAMMY - L.M. Sabo, 3m
4- POLITICAL SHUFFLE - Geoff Seelinger, 3m
5- SPOON & PACKET PRESENT: THE BEST OF HEL CENTRAAL TV
- Philip Marion, 9m
6- PLEASE STAND BY - Lisa Marr & Paolo Davanzo, 3m
7- BANANA SET OUT Donovan Seelinger - 3m
8- VENICE BEAT POET PAUL BROOKS: BARBARA - Christopher Gallo, 2m
9- DON'T LET ME STRAY - Sunny War, 6m
10- TO THE JUDGMENTAL, RUSHING-TO-CONCLUSIONS
CASHIER AT MY LOCAL SUPERMARKET - Rich Ferguson, 5m
11- SATELLITE GRANDPA - Denny Moynahan, 5m
12- NOSTALGIA - Wago Kreider, 5m
13- REVIVIFY - Natasha Maidoff & MX Farina, 4m
14- LINES - Clifford Novey, 5m
15- THE VALUE OF NOTHING - Clint Enns, 3m
16- PERIPHERIQUE - Marc Bascougnano (l'Enregistreur), 4m
17- NFL XXX - Joe Nucci, 4m
18- WATCHDOG OF THE MIND - Gerry Fialka, 6m
19- IS THIS MY BEER 2 ? - Paulie Dee, 2m
20- CLASSICAL MUSIC 1 - Doug Ing, 4m
21- SUNBLIND - Arthur Coleman, 2m
22- IDEOMOTOR EFFECT - Will Erokan, 4m
23- LAST DAYS - Mark Oughton, 19m (excerpt)
The irresistible irony of the PXL 2000 is that the camera's ease-of-use and affordability, which entirely democratizes movie-making, has inspired the creation of some of the most visionary, avant and luminous film of our time. "If movies offer an escape from everyday life, Pixelvision is the Houdini of the film world." - SF Weekly PXL THIS, featuring films made with the Fisher-Price PXL 2000 toy camcorder, is one of the longest running film festivals in the entertainment capital of the world. Celebrating "cinema povera" moving image art, it evokes Marcel Duchamp's axiom "Poor tools require better skills." Pixelators from across the globe hoick up inventive approaches to the unassuming throw-away of consumer culture. These low-tech hi-jinx films come through loud and clear by reframing a new cinema language. "Gerry Fialka’s annual PXL THIS is a reliably surprising and seductive round-up of recent work achieved with the PXL 2000 camera. This humble outdated 'toy' continues to bring out the visionary child in filmmakers and viewers alike, and no one has kept the PXL flame burning longer or brighter than Gerry." - Michael Almereyda, director "Gerry Fialka's PXL THIS festival snaps, crackles and pops off the screen with the funky, user-friendly energy of real first-person cinema. Goofy, gorgeous, and altogether groovy, his provocative program of pieces produced with the Fisher-Price PXL 2000 toy video camera is not only downright entertaining, but more, its blipping and buzzing black 'n' white picture-bits coalesce into a veritable inspiration to all those who cherish the playful, spontaneous gestures and low-cost of electronic folk art." - Craig Baldwin, director & curator.
"All the PXL THIS videos reflect festival organizer Gerry Fialka's commitment to the freedom produced by making art without financial constraints. PXL THIS is a welcome highlight in the Los Angeles media scene celebrating the rich lexicon available in a tool which might initially seem rather limiting." - Holly Willis, LA Weekly.
"Pixelvision may be firmly ensconced in the pantheon of once-popular dead media, but for many of the faithful it captures the heart of the American experience as it should be seen: in basic black and white." - David Cotner. LA Weekly
"PXL is the ultimate people's video." - J. Hoberman, Premiere Magazine.
Seminal film critic Pauline Kael evoked Pixelvision in her book Hooked: "I am still a child before a moving image."
Hollywood Reporter called Pixelvision a "precursor of today's DV filmmaking."
"When the aliens are here and deciding whether to vaporize all mankind for our inhumanity, cruelty and greed, showing the aliens PXL THIS will save the world. PXL THIS shows our best nature as humanist creators and subversives against those who deserve it. Save the world. Support PXL THIS." - George Manupelli, founder of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, filmmaker, poet, collagist and political/environmental activist